That is also why I don’t get all jacked up about the Akin and Mourdock screw-ups, Cam. People claim to want to know all about the issues, but what they really want, as evidenced by their actions, is a beauty contest. I don’t know how Romney could have finessed the auto bailout issue better, not exactly, but I know that, in that context, he should have. Which is the trouble with a deep primary field; they’re bound to discuss actual real issues at some point, and those comments and positions come back to haunt them. Lying isn’t required, though Obama has shown its utility, and it does have its uses. Romney’s middle ground election, and should he win, his governance, will be hindered by a passive campaign with its reliance on the state of the economy. I’m guessing that less than 30% of the electorate regard this election as the potential crisis turning point it should be. If Romney loses, it will be because he didn’t sound more like Paul Ryan, instead of speaking on a “no-win” auto bailout that is, if anything, now history. In his defense, that’s a damn hard thing to do.